Ibiza, Sant Josep and Santa Eulalia, are the top Spanish municipalities in which the value of the existing houses have grown the most.
The Balearic Islands registered a 6.36% increase in the price of existing properties in December, compared to the same month last year, according to pisos.com, which also indicates that properties in the Island have an average price of 2,208 euro/m2, 0.74 percent more than in November.
Furthermore, the Balearic Island was the second most expensive autonomous community of the country, only behind the Basque Country (2,639 euro/m²). Meanwhile, on a provincial level, Baleares was the third most expensive. Spanish existing houses in December 2016 recorded an average price of 1,546 euro/m², showing a monthly decrease of -0.16%.
From one year to the next, the increase was 0.69%. The registered figure marked a half-yearly fall of -0.61% and quarterly of -0.72%.
Palma (0.88%) was the fourth highest monthly increase in Spain. From one year to another, Palma (8.94%) was the second highest provincial capital in the country and, with 2,178 euro/m² in December 2016, Palma was the eighth most expensive provincial capital in a list released by Donostia-San Sebastián (3,976 euro/m²).
The island of Ibiza
Regarding the Balearic municipalities, Ibiza (7.23%) was the tenth largest in the region in the last quarter. With 4,724 euro, Ibiza was the most expensive Spanish municipality in December 2016 and Inca (1,306 euro/m²) was the cheapest Balearic town.
Ordering the municipalities by price (without taking into consideration the provincial capitals), in December 2016 we have as top three positions, all places on Ibiza: Ibiza (€ 4,724 euro/m²), Sant Josep (€ 4,196 euro/m²), Santa Eulalia (€ 3,964 euro/m²), followed by Sitges in Barcelona (€ 3,842 euro/m²) and Sant Antoni de Portmany (€ 3,549 euro/m²).
Giving the statistics figures shown by pisos.com in the last month of the year, its general director, Miguel Angel Alemany, points out that “The balance that have reached the prices of housing is very remarkable.” He says that the fact that the upward or downward changes on national level are being so restrained is a clear signal of that “The development of this indicator in 2017 will be in line with the market.”
In this regard, he considers that, “ To ensure the smooth running of the sector, it is a must that access to fundings is carried out from a detailed analysis of each personal financial situation”. Furthermore, the director advises potential buyers that “A home is only a good investment when you are economically prepared to face your purchase. Otherwise, it becomes a problem.”